Re: Boot problems on a B&W G3.
Matt Gracie wrote:
> I can get in via SSH. It looks like the tty nodes in /dev are using the
> devfs style nomenclature (/dev/vc/1, /dev/vc/2) rather than the standard
> nomenclature I'm looking for (/dev/tty1, /dev/tty2). I do have udev
> installed, but the last kernel I compiled had devfs support so it seems
> to be sticking around.
> I suppose I need to either tell inittab to look at /dev/vc/1 for the
> terminal, or I need to get udev to put it in the proper place. Do you
> know how to do either of those?
Append 'devfs=nomount' to your kernel command line, or install devfsd
(though I recommend the former at this point, as devfs is considered
deprecated). The fact that the gettys aren't staying running is because
they can't open tty[1-6], because devfs doesn't call them by those
names; devfsd adds symlinks that point to vc/*, but I've phased that out
on my PowerBook and G3 B&W.